Tracks

01. Hide And Seek
02. Bring Forth Ye Shadow
03. Lorelei
04. Frozen
05. Ashes And Dreams
06. A Rose For The Dead
07. Fragment
08. And When He Falleth
09. Venus
10. Hollow
11. Storm
12. Image
13. Cassandra
14. A Hamlet For A Slothful Vassal
15. Fade
16. Machine
17. Der Tanz Der Schatten
18. Forever Is The World



01. Hide And Seek

Look at me, a million pictures on the cenotaph
Look at me, there's nothing left but silent epitaphs
Through reassembly I've come to deceive you
Behind interpretations someone's untrue
Look at me, look at me, mother fucker
If you could see what I see I know that you would hate me

Do what I will by no means there are no guards
Promising a strong protection lasting through a lifetime
Hide and seek, what you will find
Another day, another time where love does not exist

Look at me, I never saw your starlit face
And never heard the words you spoke
Look at me, in countless glints, so smoky gold
The days shift away leaving you here

Do what I will by no means there are no guards
Promising a strong protection lasting through a lifetime
Hide and seek, what you will find
Another day, another time where love does not exist
Hide and seek, what you will find
Another day, another time where love does not exist


02. Bring Forth Ye Shadow

Time is an abyss
Profound as a thousand nights
I sojourn my haste, I make respites
For what availeth this eager pace?
-One step more naught to face
-Save the heirloom fatal kiss

I rave no more 'gainst time or fate
For lo! my own shall ne'er come to me
-Yet, who doth my future narrate?
-Dim the lights I cannot see
-Bring forth ye Shadow
-With whom danceth thou?

Time hath stopp'd
Yet for others ne'er halteth
For me the Pages of Life do not turn
Lo, on the funeral pyre they burn
-The oh so eathing Velvet Darkness they fear
-Heed wherefore delve a burrow
-When in my arms, O, come here?
-I say, elsewhither is naught but sorrow

-For what deemest thou so dear thy blood
-When through my veins it could flood?
Bide to merry-make me unaptly
And hence grant me the fell gift
-The gift of passing on the dark trick
'Tis such a brazen act of erotic
-Trifle for thee, yet for me grandly thrift
Oh, such an innocence depriv'd so hastily

-Alas, for what deemest thou so dear thy blood
Alas, for what deemest thou so dear thy blood
-When through my veins it will flood?
When through my veins it will flood?
-Alas, for what deemest thou so dear thy blood
Alas, for what deemest thou so dear thy blood
-When through my veins it will flood?
When through my veins it will flood?


03. Lorelei

Færie dearest, was it loe soothfast or a façade;
A serenade siren'd to lure - Zounds! not to court me?
A mænad, yet the sweetest colleen -
Certes didst thou me unveil meekly life pristine.

Lorelei,
A poet of tragedies, scribe I lauds to Death,
Yet who the hell was I to dare?
Lorelei,
Canst thou not see thou to me needful art?
Canst thou not see the loss of loe painful is?

Dædally didst thou perform the tragic pasquinade,
For all years a damndest and driegh'd accolade -
Caus'd for all eyes mazéd to behold a mêlée;
In the midst did I swainly cast thee my bouquet:
The one and sole faggot that feedeth the fire,
Bellow´d bidingly by my heart's quailing quire.

Lorelei,
A poet of tragedies, scribe I lauds to Death,
Yet who the hell was I to dare?
Lorelei,
Canst thou not see thou to me needful art?
Canst thou not see the loss of loe painful is?

Perchance author I thee this ikon'd apologue for aught,
Doth the wecht burthen thee?, then bethink thine afterthought:
'Tween Æther and 'Nether art thou the peerless phœnix -
Prithee, darlingmost! - court me rather than the peevishprolix.


04. Frozen

Cold and risen from the grave
Hidden years will tell no tales
Now you seek what only heart can see
Frozen in so many ways

Drifting through the light inside
A lucent image in the dark
Fickle and dismayed
Someone cast a shadow
Blurring all the pictures on the pages

Hide the pieces, I become the sun
Shining through, what became of you
Early morning, no time to lose
Chills my heart, and I come undone

Quiet timeless silhouette
Forgotten fragments of my dreams
Pleasure and disgust
Shining golden figure in the background

Hide the pieces, I become the sun
Shining through, what became of you
Early morning, no time to lose
Chills my heart, and I come undone


05. Ashes And Dreams

Everyone else speaks in a drone
Round and round into the unknown
Afternoon sun filters out through smoke
The hum of factories quietly revoked

Touch of elation, panicked inside
Praying for silence, our lives all in vain
Fallen out of love... Haunted, will always run

Wonderful shatterproof metal walls
In timeless rapture withstand it all
Lifeless engines in the summer towns
On empty vistas where the quiet abounds

Seasons change us, this moment envisions eternity
I see slowly, the shadows belong to me
Feel my emotions, believe me, it's just like a summer breeze
Sorrow changes us, this moment envisions eternity

Losing all senses, what did we become?
Someone grew stronger, while some other passed
This is what remains... Ashes and dreams of better days
Ashes and dreams of better days

Seasons change us, this moment envisions eternity
I see slowly, the shadows belong to me
Feel my emotions, believe me, it's just like a summer breeze
Sorrow changes us, this moment envisions eternity


06. A Rose For The Dead

Oh, my dearest, the sweet music in the ear
Albeit, daresay I, the lullaby of an everso dark sleep

(My precious, likest thou what emergeth yon the distant?
The throbbing and breathing of life's machinery)

Wanion its oh so damndest soul
With the devil-instrument it we shall reap
After the banquet obscur'd in our thole
It's blood so lovingly across our faces smear

Lord of carnage!
(Lady of carnage!)
One funeral maketh many
(Swarm god's acres)
Two indeed more, blest treat of delighy
(Give praise for the blood it bled)
Grant a rose for the dead
(Grant a rose for the dead)

(Enraptur'd by the timeless beauty of the shadowsphere
We two abide the overlook'd time of the watch)

Make this cherish'd feast last
But until the new dawn ascendeth

(Be still, harken the lure of night
Bale in each its damndest shadow
Cloth me in night, ne'er fell rue
In its face, behold, naught save grue)

Pray, ne'er come hither daylight, misery it in velvetfright
(Wane to dust the wight, velvet darkness, thee we ourselves bestow)


07. Fragment

Broken frames, shattered glass
Like a monochrome film
The replaceable background
Flickers and dissolves out of control

There's no sense, it's all Volta, Ampère and Ohm
Earth to Moon, it's the same as London-Rome
There's no sense, it's all Volta, Ampère and Ohm
Earth to Moon, it's the same as London-Rome

Out of focus, blurred image
As solid as a liquid monument
A second of life, the time-frame of '69
Technology, machinery, humanity, it's all the same

There's no sense, it's all Volta, Ampère and Ohm
Earth to Moon, it's the same as London-Rome
There's no sense, it's all Volta, Ampère and Ohm
Earth to Moon, it's the same as London-Rome

Time and age, what's the difference
Based upon the same reference
Touch-and-go, who's to know the random order
Contorted, distorted it doesn't make any sense at all
A fragment, a segment, bits and pieces, bits and Hz
Angular, circular, it's all the same

There's no sense, it's all Volta, Ampère and Ohm
Earth to Moon, it's the same as London-Rome
There's no sense, it's all Volta, Ampère and Ohm
Earth to Moon, it's the same as London-Rome


08. And When He Falleth

Be my kin free fro varnal sin
Bridle the thoughts of thy Master
(There hath past away a glore fro the Earth
A glore that in the hearts and minds of men
Men dementéd, blindfoldéd by light
Hourisheth as weed in their well-groom'd garths)

(Might I too was blindfoldéd ere)
The quality of mercy and absolution
(Tho' years have master'd me)
Whence cometh such qualities?
(A masque of this to fashion)
Build thyself a mirror in which
(Seer blest, thou best philosopher)
Solely wanton images of thy desire appear

(Tis the divine comedy)
Tis the divine tragedy
(The fool and the mocking court)
The fool and the mocking court
(Fool, kneel now and ring thy bells)
Fool, kneel now and ring thy bells
(We hold the Earth fro Heaven away)
Make us guffaw at thy futile follies
Yet for our blunders, oh, in shame
Earth beareth no balm for mistakes
(We hold the Earth fro Hell away)
We hold the Earth fro Hell away

- That cross you wear around your neck... Is it only a decoration or are you a true Christian believer?
- Yes, I believe, truly.
- Then I want you to remove it at once and never to wear it within this castle again! Do you know how a falcon is trained my dear? Her eyes are sown shut. Blinded temporarily she suffers the whims of her God patiently, until her will is submerged and she learns to serve. As your God taught and blinded you with crosses.
- You had me take off my cross because it offended...
- It offended no-one. No, it simply appears to me to be discourteous to... to wear the symbol of a deity long dead. My ancestors tried to find it. And to open the door that separates us from our Creator.
- But you need no doors to find God. If you believe...
- Believe? If you believe you are gullible. Can you look around this world and believe in the goodness of a god who rules it? Famine, pestilence, war, disease and death! They rule this world.
- There is also love and life and hope.
- Very little hope I assure you. No. If a god of love and life ever did exist... he is long since dead. Someone... Something rules in his place.

(Believe? In a deity long dead?
I would rather be a pagan suckléd in creeds outworn
Whith faärtytales fill'd up in head
Thoughts of the Book stillborn)

Shadow of annoyance, ne'er come hither
And when He falleth, he falleth like Lucifer
Ne'er to ascend again, ne'er to ascend again


09. Venus

Circa mea pectora multa sunt suspiria
De tua pulchritudine, que me ledunt misere

(Venus - I trow'd thou wast my friend)
I trow'd thou wast my friend
(Venus - Professed to Heaven thou wouldst send)
Heaven thou wouldst send
(Venus - As a disciple of a villain)
As disciple of a villain
(Venus - Didst thou act the tragedienne)
Didst thou act the tragedienne

Iam amore virginali totus ardeo
Iam amore virginali totus ardeo
Amor volat undique, captus est libidine

(Venus - I trow'd thou wast my friend)
I trow'd thou wast my friend
(Venus - Professed to Heaven thou wouldst send)
Heaven thou wouldst send
(Venus - As a disciple of a villain)
As disciple of a villain
(Venus - Didst thou act the tragedienne)
Didst thou act the tragedienne

Iam amore virginali totus ardeo
Iam amore virginali totus ardeo
Circa mea pectora multa sunt suspiria
De tua pulchritudine, que me ledunt misere
Tui lucent oculi sicut solis radij
Sicut splendor fulguris, qui lucem donat tenebris


10. Hollow

Waking,
Falling stars from substratum
Who holds the key to break the old bonds?
Stare into space
Until you cannot see your face

I turn away
I turn, but never get back.
Trying hard to be someone,
In return you end up hollow.
Like a sinking ship I float.
A stormy sunny day, I turn away.

I've come to realize this is gone tomorrow
Brittle and frail, we (will) fall down
All that we are is a means to an end
It doesn't matter what you do
Give me your hand and open up your eyes,
And burn away - release yourself

I turn away
I turn, but never get back.
Trying hard to be someone,
In return you end up hollow.
Like a sinking ship I float.
A stormy sunny day, I turn away.

I will not follow you across the silver sky of summer
And like someone from tomorrow I sense innocence
In my dreaming
I wasn't sleeping


11. Storm

Can you see the storm getting closer now?
Tell me how it feels being out there

A moment's glimpse of his vignette
As he shone a light on the falling wall
Instant pictures form shattered persons
Whenever he leaves there's a tainted mark
Flashbacks of his stark sleep filter out through smoke
Revoking from the past things less provoked
Any which day, there is no relief
Adhesive words, spoken silently, the shattered man!

Can you see the storm getting closer now?
Tell me how it feels being out there
I want to stay with you, and I see it clear now
You are giving me no choice, let the rain pour down

He's holding for the moment of the fall
Stolen knowledge by minds unformed
Regulate the demolition of
Annexe for the differing thoughts
Discarded sparks left years ago
Evoked a language much more austere
Reverberating with figments
He left a trace of translucence

Can you see the storm getting closer now?
Tell me how it feels being out there
I want to stay with you, and I see it clear now
You are giving me no choice, let the rain pour down

Shattered man
There's a shattered man in a shattered land

Can you see the storm getting closer now?
Tell me how it feels being out there
I want to stay with you, and I see it clear now
You are giving me no choice, let the rain pour down


12. Image

You act a pansy, pushover
Do live your fancy, go lower
Who is that, something says your name
You seem chancy, moreover
The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top
The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top
The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top
The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top

On the skew, you're dancing all over
You are the anti-fashion statement
In a blue suit, orange pullover
'Cause you look like my old dog Rover

The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top
The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top
The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top
The call is mine

I'm gonna get you up
I'm gonna get on top
The call is mine
The call is mine
The call is mine
The call is mine


13. Cassandra

He gave to her, yet tenfold claim'd in return -
She hath no life but the one he for her wrought;
Proffer'd to her his wauking heart - she turn'd it down,
Ripostéd with a tell-tale lore of lies and scorn.

Prophetess or fond?,
Tho' her parle of truth:
"I ken to-morrow - refell me if ye can!",
Yet the kiss and breath - Apollo's bane -
Sëer of the future, not of twain,
"Sicker!", quoth Cassandra.

Still, is she lief and quaint in his eyne, a sight divine? -
A mistress fuell'd by his prest haughtiness -
If he did grant, wherefore then did he not foresee,
Belike egal as it to him might be?!

Prophetess or fond?,
Tho' her parle of truth:
"I ken to-morrow - refell me if ye can!",
Yet the kiss and breath - Apollo's bane -
Sëer of the future, not of twain,
"Sicker!", quoth Cassandra.

'Or was he an æriéd being,
'Or was he weening - alack nay mo;
Her naysay' raught his heart,
Her daffing was the grave of all hope -
She beliéd her own words,
He thought her life, save moreo'er scourge,
She held him august, yet wee;
He left her ne'er without his heart.


14. A Hamlet For A Slothful Vassal

Behold a jocund morn indeed
Sun on high, birds in sky
Yonder the whist eathing
Fro where a gale erranteth

That is a lie (Ye beholdest but the shadow)
Lief I am not (Mayhap a tithe of trothplight)
My words are but a twist (I deem, e'er and anon)
'Tis a feignéd lie through loathing, I say
(To and fro, save hither, is thy love)
A dotard gaffer, I daresay...
(Not a loth, but vying for my kinsmen)
... A sapling not
(Beautiful tyrant
Fiend angelical
Dove-feathered raven
Wolvish-ravening lamb
A hamlet for a slothful vassal
Soothing ale for a parchèd sot
Hie to tell me what ye judgest as naught
I behold the shadow)
Wherefore call me such names
Nay imp am I
E'er thou sayest aye
That is a lie
Thou art my aghasthart (grazing in the glade)
Lief I am not (thief of a plot)
My words are but a twist (now go to thy tryst)
Go, leave, totter -- Fare well! - with joy I came
Until ye dwindlest. -- With rue I leave.
A morsel, nay more, -- Even the orb cannot
For thy journey -- Help me melt the ice?
Hither an thither


15. Fade

Silky tidal waves
In the midst of summer
Trap door of our house
Sliding up and down
Days of childhood gleam
Do you still remember?
Nowhere have I seen
Shadows disappear
Ever since then

And I fade like the dew before the sun
Silence of our ceased memories
In our dreams, everything is just the same
Withering motions

Starkly impending days
A retrospect of golden sounds
The scent of falling rain
Recurring memories abound
The time that is to come
Seems like yesterday
Someone was there to see

And I fade like the dew before the sun
Silence of our ceased memories
In our dreams, everything is just the same
Withering motions

End of the road
We all wait for this day
Everything has changed
I never wanted to stay
But now, everything was in vain
Withering motions

And I fade like the dew before the sun
Silence of our ceased memories
In our dreams, everything is just the same
Withering motions


16. Machine

Look up here, look down there I am the new man
I'm tangled in wires, chipset adept memory load
Keep your vogue code that all have
Tomorrow's world we've all seen
Keep your modern ways and keep your bugs
The Metal Man is here to stay

(Talk talk) You say I only work, all night and day
(Talk talk) Do say 'use me, I'm cheap to rent'
(Talk talk) You say I only work, all night and day
(Talk talk) Do say 'use me, I'm cheap to rent'

Computerised, voice synthesised, call me the mech man
In a world of machines, what can I do but to serve?
Store the data and calculate
Speak and spell and operate
Engineer the rail and motorway
Automaton of yesterday

(Talk talk) You say I only work, all night and day
(Talk talk) Do say 'use me, I'm cheap to rent'
(Talk talk) You say I only work, all night and day
(Talk talk) Do say 'use me, I'm cheap to rent'
(Talk talk) You say I only work, all night and day
(Talk talk) Do say 'use me, I'm cheap to rent'
(Talk talk) You say I only work, all night and day
(Talk talk) Do say 'use me, I'm cheap to rent'


17. Der Tanz Der Schatten

Meine Augen sind so dunkel
- Gleichwohl hast Du Deine Augenversteckt
Auch sind die Visionen schwarz
- Lichtschein hinter derDunkelheit
Schwarz wie die Nacht
- Ein Licht das mir gezeigt hat
Der Dämmerzustand des Menschen
- Daß Du von Angst erfülltbist
Ist meine Zeit des Daseins
- Erzähle mir bitte, warum Du
- Diese Angst in Dir trägst

Ich bin so alleine
Einsamkeit in Ewigkeit
Gedanken nur für mich
Mit dem Schatten flüstere ich
Mit dem Schatten tanze ich
Einsam wandere ich
Das Blut begehre ich:
Totentanz

Den tödlichen Kuß zu empfangen
- Tanze nicht mehr mit demSchatten
Folge der Finsternis in das Nichts
- Tanze bitte nie überdas Grab
Süßer Nektar auf Deinen Lippen
- Tanze mit mir den WalzerLuzifers
Ein Rinnsal blutfeuchtes Leben
- Ich sehne mich an deine liebe
Ich lecke die Liebe aus Deinem Gesicht
- Um Finsternis zuwerden
Ich lecke den Haß aus Deinem Gesicht

Ein so berauschendes Gefühl
- Für immer und unendlich
Meine bittere Existenz zu schmecken
- Ein Seelsorger Deinerbin ich

- Laß mich Deinen Kuß begrüßen
- Den selbstzerstörerischen Kuß

Gebe Dich mir hin
Ich war von Trauer erfüllt
Ich war so untröstlich
- Bis ich sterbe, umarme mich
Doch Du hast die Liebe entfacht
- Und ich werde wiederauferstehen
- Ich liebe Dich
- Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
- Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
- Ich liebe Dich
- Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
- Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
- Ich liebe Dich
- Ich liebe Dich
- Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
- Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
- Ich liebe Dich
- Ich liebe Dich
- Ich liebe Dich
- Ich liebe Dich
- Oh, oh, oh, oh
- Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh


18. Forever Is The World

Into a different kind of view
Not meant for human eyes
Everything's dark and fades away
This moment just opened my eyes, now I say:
I never knew anything felt like this
It has just begun

Please be aware of the change in your mind
Everyone's telling lies
Somewhere between every now and then
Harmoniously facing the truth of your past
I know by now, every night has its dawn
Be aware and see
I know by now, every night has its dawn
Be aware and see

And as your last day draws to an end
Take my last good smile
All I can do now is watch as you fall,
Bid my last good bye

There's an exception to every rule
Don't trust the yellow light
Constantly searching to find your way home
The beauty's been lying right here all along
Only Man ends. But forever's the world
Just don't fall asleep
So here we sway at the edge of the world
Holding hands
Clutching at straws, keep each other awake
World will not end at this shift
I never knew anything felt like this
It has just begun…